From Our CEO, Jim Burke
Over the past few months, it has become clear that we are operating in a new normal. With the emergence of movements like #MeToo and Black Lives Matter, the pressure on organizations to commit to and show tangible D&I results is accelerating – and imperative to address in the short-term, not when it’s convenient. No longer can organizations simply define their D&I success via corporate value bullet points on their websites. Nor can they simply leverage traditional Supplier Diversity programs that funnel dollars to diverse vendors – but have no real impact on improving diverse employee representation.
Workforce Logiq has committed to advancing our own D&I initiatives across our internal organization; that includes leadership under our new VP of Diversity and Inclusion, William Rolack, Sr. His impressive background will empower us to both up our game – and provide expert advisory solutions to our client partners’ human capital management strategies.
The decision to hire a VP of Diversity and Inclusion was not made in a vacuum; it was also not made solely at our executive or board level. This strategic move was driven in large part by our team members, resulting from an open and honest dialogue. Across multiple internal forums, it became clear that team members had a lot to say about the social unrest; many raised their hands and wanted to know how they could create a dialogue to help Workforce Logiq respond.
Their response was overwhelming.
We expect our client partners feel the same – and we’re here to help those organizations navigate the new normal, now.
Jim Burke, CEO
Workforce Logiq has always been a values-driven organization. We embrace the diversity of team members, culture, and ideas, while recognizing we always have opportunity to grow. Our continued commitment to invest further in diversity is a direct reflection of the entire team’s passion and commitment to do better in today’s environment.
We are pleased to be a platinum Sponsor of the 2021 National Association of African Americans in Human Resources (NAAAHR) Conference and proud new ally to NAAAHR, which provides a unique global forum for the career development of Black and African American human resources professionals.
Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion
William has extensive experience helping companies achieve their business goals by leveraging diversity and inclusion initiatives. At Workforce Logiq he leads our diversity and inclusion strategy and advises our clients on how to improve diverse workforce and human capital management strategies.
We are incredibly proud to announce William T. Rolack, Sr. was recognized with the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources’ (NAAAHR) highest honor for his contributions in the field of Human Resources.
Team Member Diversity and Inclusion
We foster a culture that embraces and values the similarities and differences of people, cultures and ideas. Changing demographics are significantly influencing the workforce and the global movement of people is evolving available talent pools. One in four workers in the U.S. will be 55 or older by 2024 and many are extending retirement well beyond 65 leaving employers faced with motivating and managing five generations of workers. In this changing environment, cultivating a diverse and inclusive approach to talent is more critical than ever.
At Workforce Logiq we are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment that values different perspectives. We are dedicated to attract and develop a diverse and inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve without regard to race, color, religion, sex or gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, age, physical disability, neuro-diversity, military or veteran status, citizenship or immigration status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance.
We firmly believe that fostering a diverse workplace allows us to adapt more easily to shifting market and consumer demands and increases our business performance. Research by McKinsey found organizations that embrace gender diversity on their executive teams were more competitive and 21% more likely to experience above-average profitability. They also had a 27% likelihood of outperforming their peers on longer-term value creation. And companies with ethnic and cultural diversity, have a 33% likelihood of outperformance on EBIT margin over organizations that are not inclusive.
Talent Supplier Diversity
Diversity is not just about team member inclusivity, it is also about the organizations we choose to do business with – including our talent supplier partners.
Workforce Logiq has developed a diverse network of minority, women, veteran, and other diversity-owned staffing suppliers worldwide, with 25% of our total spend going to suppliers of all ethnic backgrounds, as well as Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs).
We collaborate with diverse suppliers who share our vision of being the best provider of higher value staffing services and quality employment opportunities
Register your firm’s capabilities by completing our Online Supplier Partner Profile Form.
To build on our continued commitment to diversity and inclusion, Workforce Logiq has launched a Vendor Diversity Program. We want to provide more opportunity for economic growth of all businesses, within the communities where we work and live. Our mission is to build relationships with diverse vendors and create a pool of qualified and competitive potential partners, with the ability to supply goods and services, as part of Workforce Logiq’s procurement efforts. The products and services purchased by Workforce Logiq include, professional and consulting services, software and computer peripherals, hardware, office supplies, furnishings, travel and entertainment and etc.
Vendors are welcome to enroll for consideration to become part of our diverse vendor community.
Register your firm by completing our Online Diverse Vendor Profile Form.
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